White House press secretary changes tune on Super PACs - First Read The White House spokesman stated months ago that Romney should denounce an ad that was never even run by a third party Super Pac. Claiming it was the right thing to do. Now he is busy stating that Obama and the White House have no control over third party ads by Super Pacs in support of the President. So which is it? Right for Republicans to denounce ads while ok for Democrats to claim no responsibility? Or should both parties denounce out of control ads?